Exit rows: A "perk" to take seriously

As more airlines make exit rows available to passengers willing to pay for the extra legroom, some experts worry that the travelers seated there may not be qualified to operate emergency exits, if needed. Exit rows traditionally are occupied by frequent travelers, and the "presumption has been loosely that elite fliers at least had the experience to know what the drill is in an emergency, which is basically that you have to be prepared to get that door popped open," says travel writer Joe Brancatelli. But with exit seating now open to anyone who's willing to pay for it, some legal experts say unprepared passengers could be held liable for failing to open the doors as needed in an emergency.

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